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Career Development Services

Career Development Services

Our Staff

Contact Us

Location: First Floor Cohen Center160

Front Desk: (239)590-7946


Reid Lennertz, Director of Career Services

Serving as the Director since 2002, Reid had had the opportunity to build the career services operation “from the ground up.” Between 2004 – 2014, FGCU has ranked #1 in the state university system of Florida every year but one for highest percentage of bachelor degree candidates employed and/or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Before joining FGCU, Reid served as the Recreation Director for The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Successfully transformed the Recreation Department from a financial liability into the first profitable recreation center in The Ritz-Carlton chain, setting the benchmark for Ritz-Carlton recreation operations worldwide.  He was also selected from a worldwide pool of the hotel company’s top managers to be a member of the Opening Team for The Ritz-Carlton hotels in South Korea, St. Thomas, and Cancun, Mexico

Reid has a B.S. Degree from Westfield State University, as well as an MBA and M.A in Educational Leadership, both from Florida Gulf Coast University. He is an Adjunct Instructor in the Lutgert College of Business, and was nominated for the FGCU Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award in 2015.  He has successfully completed the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Training Program for reviewers to conduct external reviews based on the NACE Professional Standards for Colleges and Universities. Originally from the Boston area, he has lived in Naples since 1990.

Email Reid | Phone: (239) 590-7960 

Rose Fuller, Assistant Director of Career Services

Rose brings over 10 years’ experience counseling students and alumni of all ages, in addition to working for over 10 years in sales, marketing, and management for small and Fortune 500 companies.  Rose recently relocated to Southwest Florida from the Chicago area, previously working at Elmhurst College and Loyola University Chicago.  Rose earned her Masters of Education in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago as well as her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Rose is a member of National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and National Career Development Association (NCDA). 

Email Rose | (239) 590-1356

Sara Murphy, Career Advisor

Sara Murphy, Career Advisor

Sara brings over 10 years of higher education experience. She most recently served as an Enrollment Counselor at Colorado
Christian University. She has also served as an Admissions Counselor and Assistant Director of Admissions for the Office of Admissions at Vincennes University and as an Academic Advisor for Vincennes University's Distance Education Program. In addition to serving as a Career Advisor at FGCU, she also teaches online business courses at Vincennes University and at Lincoln Trail College. She obtained an A.S. degree in Business Administration from Vincennes University, a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, and a MBA from Oakland City University. While born and raised in Sumner, IL, she currently resides in Fort Myers, FL

Email Sara | (239) 745-4207

Rafael Villamil, Career Advisor

Rafael holds a Master of Education with a focus on Student Personnel in Higher Education from the University of Florida and a Bachelors of Art in Theater with a Minor in Psychology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH. Before joining FGCU, Rafael served as the Graduate Assistant for the Multicultural Student Center at Santa Fe College, interned with both the Student Activities Office and the Residence Life Office at the University of Texas at El Paso, and was a Residence Hall Director for the State University of New York at Oswego.

Prior to starting his career in Student Affairs, Rafael garnered experiences in a variety of fields including serving in the US Navy Reserves, both in the enlisted ranks and the officer ranks, as well as holding a variety of positions in the theater, retail, and food service industries.

Email Rafael | (239) 745-4258

Emily Budd, Career Events and Marketing Coordinator

Emily Budd received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership from Murray State University. Emily has experience in event management, marketing and PR, employer relations, and customer service through her previous roles with The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning of Collier County. As a Naples native, Emily brings a strong connection to the SWFL business community. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration at FGCU.

Email Emily | (239) 590-7926

Career Development Services - Student Staff

  • Rebecca Perfette - Employer Relations and Special Events Assistant
  • Andrea Buchholz - Front Desk
  • Andrea Butler - Front Desk
  • Stephanie Centeno - Front Desk
  • Paloma Oddone - Front Desk
  • Mason Weiss - Front Desk